Upper Mustang Trek

Hi dear all, I am a 28 years old Chinese girl currently locating in Belgium. Since I would be able to take three and half weeks holiday starting from 21 July till 15th August, I am thinking to do some trekking. I had to drop my original plan to Kilimanjaro trek due to the short of time in organizing the things like vaccination, travel insurances, etc. hmmm, mainly my laziness 🙁
So so, I turned to this Upper Mustang trek in Nepal, it seems like a good choice considering the monsoon season. Plus Nepal is not too far from China which i feel quite close to 🙂 After searching through some trekking agencies website, a solo trekker seems more expensive than two or more together.
So i wonder perhaps any of you are having similar schedule (or even another trek which i don;t know), please contact me, we can team up and trek together 😛



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  1. Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

    Day 02- Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by tourist bus.
    Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and then the bus leaves around 7.30 am to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
    (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

    Day 03- Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).
    Early morning we are flying Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 04- Trek to Chaile (3050 meter)
    The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, all the way by different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village in about 1/2 hr, then we trek and cross the river which continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel that the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo. Overnight at tented camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 05- Trek to Geling (3500 meters).
    The climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and with a further descent before coming along a pleasant trail to Samar village. We climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge, which the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there we gently climb to a pass at 3770meters and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at tented camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 06- Trek to Charang (3620meters).
    From Geling village the trail climbs gently up to an interesting pass NYI LA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha’s.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 07- Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 meters).
    This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your trek. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue trek to Lomanthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally from the ridge there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 08- Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.
    It takes around 2 hours to Namgyal Gompa. Namgyal Gompa situates on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lomanthang.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 9- Trek to Dhi (3410 meters)
    From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4100meters and descends down to Dhi village. The trek from Lo Manthang to Muktinath is harder, but more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of whole Lo-mathang and it seems more prosperous and it is settled in a very suitable place.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 10- Trek to Tange (3370 meters).
    From Dhi the trail goes through the river for around 2 hours and crosses a river from Damodar Kunda, one of the sacred lakes, there is no bridge on the river so we need to walk across in bare feet to cross this river. After crossing the river the trail climbs up till high above a pass of 3850meters. The trail goes through a grassless, treeless bare hill. After the pass the trail again drops directly to Tangbe village at an elevation of 3370m.Tangbe is a small village of around 30 houses but most of the houses are attached to each other. On the rooftops one can see piles of dry woods, which also reflects the prosperity in their society.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 11- Trek to Tetang/ Chusang (3022 meters).
    The trail walks through a steep ridge of hills providing some fine views of the wind carved hills. Tetang village is formed between 2 hills; they should have found it a safe place to avoid the strong wind that hits the entire Kaligandaki valley. Tetang is the upper village of the Chuksang, which we visit on the first day entering to Mustang from Kagbeni
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 12- Trek to Jomsom (2713meters).
    This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in Ekle Bhatti visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such an isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

    Day 13- Morning flight to Pokhara
    (Breakfast Included)

    Day 14- Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).
    (Itnieraray can be tailor made if you want)

  2. Hi Tian
    After reading your message –it seems you are interested to trek up Upper mustang. Actually upper mustang is the forbidden kingdom which is close to Tibet plate. Trekking in upper mustang have own culture and diversity that you can experience over 2nd century monument, monastery, event and as well as the scenery of Lo-Mantnag including scenery of landscape. But comparing price it gonna be so high for you and specially single entry permit is 500USD for 10 days and additional coat will bear upon added and its not flexible to find partner because of people goes to there as rarely in off season. so we we have a good option for your another opportunity to do beautiful trek within best price.no worry at all you are single as we are based on government authority that you can feel very comfortable to adventure with us.

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  3. Tian,

    I plan to do some trekking in Nepal as well. However I am going to start it around 1st of August.
    Please let me know, if you decided to join Carlos for the trek around nar phu or you have a new idea.
    My first idea is to trek Annapurna circuit, however I might adjust my plans, as I am going to spend the whole August in Nepal.
    BTW, I also live in Belgium.


  4. We have conformed single traveler arriving in Kathmandu 25 July 2016 for trekking to upper Mustang. Planning to issue 10 to 12 days Mustang restricted area entry permit. If any of you interested to share permits of join group please let me know.